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WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned F... Show more »
WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned Fox affilate WOFL-Channel 35 -- and at the time such a duopoly wasn't allowed. Meredith decided to keep WOFL and trade WKMG to Post-Newsweek (which had also bid on the station) for a Post-Newsweek station in Hartford, Conn. Post-Newsweek changed Channel 6's call letters a third time, making it WKMG in honor of Post-Newsweek's Katharine M. Graham. Some of the anchors for Local 6 News are Lauren Rowe, Jacqueline London, Tom Terry, David Pingalore or "Ping," Mike Garafolo, Erick Webber, Laura Diaz, Troy Bridges and Erik von Ancken. « Show less

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  • Jacqueline London headed to anchor in Philadelphia

     
    Jacqueline London has been off the air since June 2010, but she has landed on her feet. The former anchor at WKMG-Channel 6 will start later this month as an early evening anchor at WCAU, the NBC owned-and-operated station in Philadelphia. “It all...
  • Everyone’s a winner in February news ratings

     
    Get ready for a slew of “we're No. 1″ commercials. Orlando broadcast stations can each claim victory for news performance in the February ratings period, which ended Wednesday. The stations can crow about reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which...
  • WKMG hires son of WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth

     
    When WKMG-Channel 6 says journalism runs in the genes of its latest hire, the station is not exaggerating. Justin Warmoth is the son of WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth. Starting Monday, Justin will be the newest reporter/mobile journalist at WKMG. &#...
  • WKMG wins at 11 in January; WFTV edges WESH in early evening

     
    CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 was the big winner at 11 p.m. in the January ratings period, which ended Wednesday. Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 handily won at 10 p.m. for the month. In the tight early evening contest, WFTV-Channel 9 edged WESH-Channel 2. The...
  • Jessica Sanchez has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, WKMG reports

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, WKMG-Channel 6 announced Saturday night. “In the nine years I've been in Central Florida, the community and the people have become my home, my family, and I'm...
  • WESH, bolstered by Olympics, gets ratings gold for August

     
    August has been the best of times for WESH-Channel 2. The Orlando NBC affiliate, which enjoyed a tremendous lift from the Summer Olympics, posted big victories in early and late news. Local stations strive to win the 25-to-54 age group, which is most...
  • WESH trumpets late, early news victories for September

     
    NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 is claiming victories in late and early news for the September ratings period that ended Wednesday. WESH won in late news last month, thanks to a lift from the Olympic Games in London. WESH got support this month from a strong...
  • WKMG to show Houston-Denver game Sunday

     
    Red alert to football fans: WKMG-Channel 6 will air the Houston Texans at the Denver Broncos at 4:25 p.m. Sunday. Denver and Peyton Manning should offer a ratings spike, just as Denver and Tim Tebow did last season. WKMG was set originally to show ...
  • WFTV wins October ratings race; ABC lineup is tops

     
    Breaking news: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner in October news ratings. The ABC affiliate won at 11 p.m., held off WESH-Channel 2 at 5 p.m. and emerged as the clear leader in the morning. The October ratings period ended Wednesday; the November sweeps...
  • Wendy Chioji returning in WKMG specials

     
    Former WESH-Channel 2 anchor Wendy Chioji is coming back to Orlando television in a big way later this month. She will start co-anchoring a series of specials on WKMG-Channel 6 that pay tribute to survivors of health crises and personal battles. The...
  • Mark McEwen returns to WKMG, focuses on Rossmeyer family

     
    Mark McEwen returns with his “McEwen's Mark” special this weekend, and he'll be back on WKMG-Channel 6, where he was once an anchor. The special premieres at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the CBS affiliate. The half-hour program focuses on Bruce...